iphoto scrolling choppy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gaura Mohana, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Gaura Mohana macrumors regular

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    Hi there
    My 2 month old Base 13' 2010 MBP has been having choppy 2 finger scrolling in iphoto... Safari 2 finger scrolling looks normal
    i only have like 10-15gb of 12megapixel pictures there....... when i use a slideshow with effects and music i dont see choppiness
    also when I double click on a picture, it is also choppy in expanding...
    is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    your drive is chocking on those files, it simply isn't fast enough.
     
  3. Gaura Mohana thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Modernape macrumors regular

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    I've always had the same problem with scrolling maximised images in iphoto, the discussion boards at apple seem to have a few folks with the same issue. It just seems to be software problem.
     
  5. Gaura Mohana thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow.. isnt there anyway to fix it? i have tried option-clicking but even on a new library with under 10 pictures, iphoto 11 is still laggy... should i call the applecare line?
     
  6. hellric macrumors member

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    Use an SSD instead of hard disk. It makes the difference in iPhoto, I have 10000+ pictures on my library and with the SSD it's snappy as iOS gallery on the iPhone 4 :)
     
  7. kowalabearhugs macrumors newbie

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    What he said. Your system is choking.

    Since you said you were using a 2010 base model 13"er, I'll assume you have a 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo and a 5400 rpm hard drive. Neither of those parts was a top performer in the beginning of 2010 and a year later they look downright slow.

    hellric's SSD suggestion would likely solve your problems.

    Have you fired up Activity Monitor and looked at your CPU usage while using iphoto?
     

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